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Dekra Insight

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DEKRA Insight - Hazardex 2017 - Exhibitor Profile - Stand 14 01 December 2016

DEKRA Insight represents the collective expertise of our legacy businesses, each an institution in safety: BST, Chilworth, Russell Consulting, RCI Safety, Optimus Seventh Generation, and 'RoundTheClock' Resources. Our process safety business has over 30 years of experience working with numerous organisations to help them achieve their full safety potential. ...

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Electrostatic hazards associated with liquid and powder processing 22 November 2016

Often an electrostatic ignition hazard arises when the electrostatic charge generated in a process is allowed to accumulate to levels sufficient to give rise to electrostatic discharges.  Thus, the first step in an electrostatic hazard assessment is identifying where in the process electrostatic charge can be generated and accumulated.  ...

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Chemical reaction hazards & thermally unstable substances 10 October 2016

The consequences of runaway exothermic chemical reactions can be devastating. Catastrophes at Bhopal and Seveso are stark reminders that all chemical processes require a thorough and rigorous assessment procedure to ensure that large scale manufacture can proceed without residual risk or threat of disaster. This article from DEKRA Insight looks at chemical reaction hazards and thermally unstable substances and links to guides that can help identify them.

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Beyond PSM: Integrating culture and leadership into process incident prevention 21 July 2016

The implementation of process safety management (PSM) has received significant attention in the last 25 years, with major incidents (e.g., Piper Alpha and Bhopal) giving rise to new rules and practices. But despite this attention, major catastrophic incidents have continued to occur.Retrospective views on these events have consistently shown organisational cultures that resulted in systems breakdown....

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Preventing self-heating of particulate solids 14 July 2016

Many particulate solid materials can exhibit self-heating, which - if unchecked - at the very least is likely to affect the quality of the product or even progress to a fire or an explosion. In this article, Dr. Vahid Ebadat of Chilworth Asia Pacific looks into the mechanisms behind this process....

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Loss-of-containment, a basic cause of process safety incidents 14 July 2016

In 1979, while covering a chemical plant operation during a strike, I was rudely awakened by a massive explosion. I quite literally fell out of bed, sleeping in a trailer located about 100 feet from the plant fence-line, shared with a petroleum product distribution tank farm. I grabbed my pants and went outside. The heat from the fire at a large storage tank next-door could be felt where I stood. ...

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DEKRA Insight - Hazardex 2016 exhibitor profile 01 December 2015

In a world of risk, DEKRA Insight is advancing the cause of safety at work DEKRA Insight represents the collective expertise of our legacy businesses, each an institution in safety: BST, Chilworth, Russell Consulting, RCI Safety, Optimus Seventh Generation, and 'RoundTheClock' Resources.   ...

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Using operational excellence to drive organisational process safety 30 October 2015

When a company takes the time to look at its overall process safety and realises there is significant room for improvement, they cannot “simply” decide to get better. Due to the size and complexity of operations of many companies, there has to be a more robust and systematic approach to improving process safety within the company. In this article, Lisa C. Hutto of Chilworth Technology, Inc. looks at the Operational Excellence System (OES)....

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UK process safety operations for DEKRA Insight move to environmentally conscious campus 29 July 2015

Global consulting, testing, and advisory firm DEKRA Insight welcomed guests to the grand opening ceremony of its new Chilworth premises, Phi House at Southampton Science Park, on 16th July 2015. The ceremony marked the culmination of 18 months of careful planning to accommodate the ongoing growth of the UK operations. ...

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The top ten myths of dust zoning 21 July 2015

Over 70% of powders handled in industry can cause dust explosions under the right conditions. Many of these powders can be found in the food and beverage sector, including sugar, sweeteners, starch, flour, grain, vitamins, amino acids, resins, gums, flavour ingredients, caffeine, and many others. In this article, Simon Gakhar of Chilworth Technology examines some myths that have become established in areas where dust explosion hazards are present...

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